Yearly Archives: 2015

15 Jul

CASA of Yellowstone County Names New Leader

If Angela Campbell could have selected her successor to lead CASA of Yellowstone County, that person would have been a lot like Cass Staton. Beginning Monday and after her hiring by the agency’s board of directors, Staton, 29, is set to become executive director of the local chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates, which works with the court system to protect abused and neglected children. Campbell joked that she and her husband, T.K. Kantner, are going to “embrace our love and addiction”...

30 Jun

Yellowstone County courts overflow with child abuse cases

It’s been a tough year for children in Yellowstone County. This year marks the greatest number of children to enter the court system ever, and the most startling increase of about 27 percent can be found in Yellowstone County. “Now in 2015, we’re seeing something that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before,” said Angela Campbell, the executive director for Yellowstone CASA. The spike in new child abuse and neglect cases in Yellowstone county is on pace to triple the number last year. There were 182...

12 Mar

3/12/2015 Gazette Opinion: Stand up for abused and neglected kids

92 abuse/neglect cases During January and February alone, the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office filed civil cases involving 92 children who had been abused or neglected. The office filed 183 civil abuse/neglect cases in all of 2014. “When we have a two-month spike like this, we go from serving half the kids to serving a third,” Campbell said. Gazette readers recently have seen news reports of horrendous crimes committed against local infants and children, including these headlines: Parents charged with abusing 10-week-old twins, mother...